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ORLA GALLAGHER

Year of Call: 2012

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Coroners or Inquests
Human Rights
Personal Injury

Biography

Mrs Gallagher represents clients in a range of areas including judicial review, inquests, life sentence review hearings, medical negligence and personal injuries, with a particular interest in human rights, environmental issues, climate justice and climate litigation. Mrs Gallagher has a varied practice including appearances before the Parole Commissioners, Coroners’ Court, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Mrs Gallagher represented Northern Ireland at the International Mediation Competition in Chicago USA in 2011 and is a member of the Bar Library’s Pro Bono Committee and Charity Committee from 2014 to present.

Qualifications

2008;LLB Law with Criminology, University of Ulster, Jordanstown

2009; LLM Human Rights and Criminal Justice, Queen’s University Belfast cross-border with the National University of Ireland Galway

2011; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast

2012; ADRg and International Academy of Dispute Resolution Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator

2013; ADRg and International Academy of Dispute Resolution Dual Accreditation with the USA

2016; Called to the Bar of Ireland

Experience

Examples of previous cases:

Sherrie, Michael; in re application for judicial review [2013] NICA 18

McAuley, Robert v Sunday Newspapers Limited & another [2015] NIQB 74

Tiernan, Francis; in re application for judicial review [2016] NIQB 10

Duffy, Colin; in re application for judicial review [2016] NIQB 77

Williamson, Andrew; in re application for judicial review [2017] NIQB 63